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Looking for an epic guided kayak tour near Orlando? Call 352-589-7899 and Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc will make it happen for you!  

Kayaking near Orlando is absolutely incredible. Rated "Excellent" on Trip Advisor with tours on 5 different rivers we offer a variety of guided kayak trips close to the Orlando area. 

Whether you're a beginner or an adventurous soul, into birding, nature, photography or just having a safe, relaxing time on the water...
Call us at 352-589-7899 or email us  


St. Johns River and Blue Springs Run 
Several springs and tributaries join the St Johns to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. As you paddle over the clear waters of Blue Springs, you can see the fish and turtles swimming under your kayak. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles, Garfish, Bass and many more species thrive here and call this place home. Just up I-4 from Orlando makes this tour a favorite! It's a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
St Johns River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Click to book now
St Johns River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
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Winter Manatee Tour 
Here during Winter? This awesome tour is available in the Winter months when the Manatees are present in the spring run. If you have never experienced this gentle giant now is the time! Just north of Orlando, this is an incredible 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Winter Manatee I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Winter Manatee II $94.00 (4-5 hours)

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Blackwater Lake 
Paddle through an enchanted blackwater forest to a beautiful lake rimmed with Cypress trees that are hundreds maybe even thousands of years old. These weathered trees tell many stories about the history of this land. Less than an hour from Orlando, Blackwater Lake is a 2-3 hour treat.
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary 
Extreme Blackwater Lake I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

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Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through live oak hammocks as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and home to many types of fish, wading birds and other wildlife. See the turtles sunning on the logs and watch the Great Egret fishing for a meal. There are many places to stop and relax or if you choose to, go for a swim. Being close to Orlando also makes this a great 2-3 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Some Experience Necessary
Rock Springs Run I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

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Extreme Emerald Cut 
This fun run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. Paddle upstream to the top and let the river push you back down to the bottom. For the experienced paddler this narrow river screams excitement. The longer 4-5 hour trip is a combo tour of Rock Springs Run and the fast waters of Emerald Cut. Along with some wildlife viewing this is an awesome 2-3 or 4-5 hour Orlando Kayaking Tour!
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Emerald Cut I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Click to book now
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
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Wekiva River (Sanford, FL) 
These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. This Orlando kayaking tour is right off of I-4 and we are able to do a 2-3 hour tour or a 4-5 hour tour here.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Wekiva River I $64.00 (2-3 hours) Click to book now
Wekiva River II $94.00 (4-5 hours) 
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Silver River (Silver Springs, FL) 
Silver Springs which creates the Silver River is the second largest spring in Florida and it's absolutely beautiful! You will tune your paddling skills going upstream but the trip back is a breeze. You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; otters, wading birds, hawks, owls, raccoons, wild pigs and more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 12. If you are staying near Orlando and want to experience one of the most pristine rivers in Central Florida this is an unforgettable 4-5 hour tour or go for the full day, it's an extraordinary 6-7 hour paddle.
Level of Difficulty: Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done ;-)
Silver River I $94.00 (4-5 hours)
Silver River II $129.00 (6-7 hours)

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We have packages for ages 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation.
The prices listed here are per person, just add the tax and we are good to go.

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Kayaking the Wild and Scenic Wekiva River it's a paddling paradise...










Mother Nature was kind to us today and showed us quite a few treasures. From the blooms of the Milkweed, Climbing Aster and Spatterdock to the reds, yellow and oranges of the Maple Trees. The Anhingas were the most abundant bird of the day. We had a great group of birders with us and several sets of eyes to spot them too. Ospreys, Little Blue Herons in the white and blue phase, Green Herons, Tri-colored Herons and Great Blues, juvenile Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, Moorhens and Great Egrets were all present. The Common Mergansers, Kingfishers, American Coots and Pied-billed Grebes are down for the winter and then we spotted the Bald Eagle as our sentinel for the day. The sky was mackerel and a beautiful shade of blue. There were several Turtles out sunning and we found a few Alligators as well. We couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate life!

From St Cloud to kayaking with the Manatees of the St Johns River!











This morning at French Landing we had the entire St Johns River to ourselves. As the Manatees are now starting to move into the springs it wasn’t hard to find a few feeding along the weed lined bank. The Anhingas were sitting in the trees drying their wings and we could hear the Bald Eagle sounding off from the tree top. The Garfish, Bass and Bream swam right under our kayaks which is always a cool sight. Today is the official day for the spring run to be shut off so the Manatees can enjoy their Winter sanctuary. That was great timing for us! Seeing the Manatees in the clear water is always a treat. There were Yellow and Red-bellied River Turtles out sunning and Great Blue Herons were out fishing. The Red-shouldered Hawks, Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets and many others were hanging out on the river with us. But wait...Is that a Cormorant perched on Randy’s shoulder?   

Doing a little family kayaking - St Johns River October 2016






Stefan brought the whole family out for some Florida fun on the water. Being from Switzerland some of them had never been in a kayak before and all of them did great!! Even out in the flooded swamps as we kayaked through the trees and Cypress Knees, it was a blast. We got to see a few Alligators and Manatee, Turtles on the logs and plenty of wading birds. It’s that time of year again when the “Snake Bird” or Anhinga becomes the bird of the day and there were Red-shouldered Hawks, White Ibis, Great and Little Blue Herons out as well. Great family fun and a great day for a kayak tour! 

Kayaking with the Manatees and Raccoons of Central Florida












The calm flat water of the St Johns River was reflecting the tree line and the sky above this morning and that was a great way to start our trip. Great Blue and Little Blue Herons, Anhingas, Limpkins and Snowy Egrets were all out feeding. The bubbles up ahead were a sure sign of a resting Manatee and a few minutes later a nose with 2 nostrils and whiskers came up to the surface to take a quick breath. In the spring run we found a few other Manatees and the water so clear you can watch them swim right in front of your kayak. In the back bays of Snake Creek we spotted a Raccoon up in a tree who gave us quite a show of his climbing ability. It was an awesome day for the wildlife! 

A back to School kayaking trip





There were lots of young birds out on the Wekiva River this morning. Most born in the Spring time they are all out feeding and learning the lessons of life. We saw Anhingas, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Little Blue and Green Herons, Ospreys, Pileated Woodpeckers and a family of Sandhill Cranes. All the different shades of green you only get in Florida's Summer subtropical environment are present and we found a Baldfaced Hornet's nest hanging under the Red Maple Tree - You don't want none of that! Pink Mallow, Spatterdock and Scarlet Hibiscus are in bloom along the river's edge this time of year as well. The Wekiva River always gives up her treasures you just have to go look for them.